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News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.


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State-Based Alcohol Regulation Highlighted at 2011 NBWA Legislative Conference    March 29, 2011

U.S. beer distributors recently arrived in Washington, D.C., to advocate for effective state-based alcohol regulation and educate members of Congress about the important role of independent beer distributors as part of the 2011 Legislative Conference hosted by the National Beer Wholesalers...More>>

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Maryland Legislature Considers New Layer of Alcohol Taxation   March 23, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council testified today in opposition to Senate Bill 994, legislation to create a second sales tax for alcohol.More>>

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America’s Beer Distributors Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Reaffirm States’ Authority to Regulate Alcohol   March 22, 2011

Today, H.R. 1161, The Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2011, or “CARE” Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of eight members of Congress.More>>

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Latest Attempt to Weaken Local Alcohol Control   March 14, 2011

Today the Supreme Court of the United States denied a request by Wine Country Gift Baskets to review the case of Wine Country Gift Baskets v. Steen.More>>

Peter Cressy Article
DISCUS' Peter Cressy Keynotes NCB Show   March 7, 2011

In Dr. Peter Cressy's keynote speech at the NCB Show, he discussed the positive outlook for the spirits industry while decrying the ongoing threat of tax increases and ignition interlock.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Kudos & Warnings    March 7, 2011

The truth is that those bar and nightclub pros who constantly look for ways to grow sales and improve margins are the ones with the loyal crowds and the mounds of cash. More>>

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State Hospitality Industry Under Threat of Major Alcohol Tax Hike as Small Businesses Continue Struggle to Recover   January 25, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today blasted legislation that would increase the tax burden on alcohol by 569 to 1168 percent. More>>

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Second Annual State of the Alcohol Industry Scheduled for December 14   December 8, 2010

Executives from the wine and spirits industries will speak at the second annual State of the Alcohol Industry Media Briefing to discuss how the global economy affects the U.S. beverage alcohol industry.More>>

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Trends 2011   December 8, 2010

What's coming for nightclubs and bars in 2011? We're predicting high-tech tables, retro design, house music and much more. More>>

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Ignition Interlock: Get the Facts   December 8, 2010

Nearly 200 beverage executives from spirits, wine and beer marketing companies and the nation’s largest restaurant and bar operators gathered in Florida for the American Beverage Institute meeting to discuss ignition interlock. More>>



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